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Rockarchive Edition 100.
These are our most popular editions and are highly collectable limited editions of 100 prints. These editions were created to give fans and collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands, or images associated with them.

Rockarchive Edition 100 prints are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Most Rockarchive Edition 100 images are exclusive to Rockarchive. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-100 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Jill Furmanovsky 30/30/30 Edition
Jill Furmanovsky's founding edition for Rockarchive was published in 1998 to celebrate her 30 years as a rock photographer and contains some of her most celebrated images including her portrait of Charlie Watts, for which she won the “Jane Bown Portrait Award”.

Edition 30/30/30 consists of 30 black and white images, printed in the darkroom from the original negative on museum quality, silver gelatin fibre paper, in an edition of just 30 (*please see notes below).

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rockarchive, Jill also added 10 digital fine art prints of the images included in Edition 30/30/30. This enables customers to order extra large prints from this classic collection.

Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-30 and signed by Jill Furmanovsky. Certificates and care instructions are also included. No further prints will be made to purchase of these classic images.
 
Notes to collectors:
* Pink Floyd's The Wall is a C-type print due to difficulties in printing this image in the darkroom,
*Jeff Buckley is a fibre lith print on Seagull paper because it looks great that way.
*Roger Daltrey of The Who is made from a 5x4 copy negative as the original was lost


Rockarchive Edition 10
Rockarchive Edition 10 are very limited, unique editions of just 10 prints that are exclusive to Rockarchive. These prints are produced by hand in our London studio. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-10 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Rockarchive Edition 20
Rockarchive Edition 20 are very limited, unique editions of just 20 prints that are exclusive to Rockarchive. These prints are produced by hand in our London studio. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-20 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Rockarchive Edition 30
Rockarchive Edition 30 are limited, unique editions of just 30 prints that are exclusive to Rockarchive.These prints are produced by hand in our London studio. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-30 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Rockarchive Edition 50
Rockarchive Edition 50 are highly collectable editions of just 50 prints that are mainly exclusive to Rockarchive. These are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-50 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Rockarchive Edition 200
Rockarchive Edition 200 are larger collectable editions of 200 prints. These are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Most Rockarchive Edition 200 images are exclusve to Rockarchive. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-200 and signed by the photographer or authenticated by their estate. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Contemporary Collection
Contemporary Collection is a small collection of images taken of bands performing live onstage since 2000. Each fine art print in the Contemporary Collection is 12” (30.4 cm) square and printed on lightjet C-type prints produced on archival Fujicolour Crystal paper in limited editions of 300. Contemporary Collection prints are unsigned.  Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo and numbered from 1-300. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Jill Furmanovsky Edition 30
Following on from her founding edition for Rockarchive, 30/30/30, Jill has chosen more classic images to produce in select limited editions of 30. Prints are usually made on silver gelatin fibre paper for black & white images, and archival C-types paper for colour images. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, numbered from 1-30 and signed by Jill Furmanovsky. Certificates and care instructions are also included.


Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition
20/20 is a series of prints by Storm Thorgrson showcasing some of his more personal, highly-valued and obscure images.

The series compromises 20 different cover images for a variety of bands including Pink Floyd, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Ethnix, Catherine Wheel, Phish, and Muse among others.

The edition size is limited to only 20 of each image, hence 20/20.

Only a very limited number of prints signed by Storm Thorgerson himself remain available in the 20/20 editions; if available these are highlighted on the buy page. These are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. All prints in the collection are numbered and embossed with the custom designed 20/20 symbol.


Storm Thorgerson AV40 Edition
Storm Thorgerson AV40 or Alternate Versions 40 comprises of a series of images that are alternate versions of original album art - alternate meaning different from the actual published or 'proper' cover. Such alternate versions were usually made at the same time as the proper one, often exploring the same idea but presented differently.

Alternate versions include test shoots (Cranberries), same shoot but different conditions (Division Bell flags) or different location (Interstellar), or different composition (Black Holes and Revelations). In some instances alternate versions are rejected finished pieces from previously accepted idea/roughs (the Mars Volta) or similar designs utilized for posters or adverts, not covers.

40 prints have been produced of each AV40 image. These are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. All prints in the collection are numbered and embossed with a 'Storm Thorgerson Estate' stamp.


Artist Proof (A/P)
What is an Artist or Printers Proof? When a photographer releases a new image as a limited edition print, test prints are made, often in different sizes or on different types of paper before an edition is created. These pre-edition prints are known as Artist Proofs.

The number of artist proofs created is usually 10% of the size of an edition i.e. if an edition is 50 there is likely to be 5 artist proofs. Often once the edition is sold out, these numbered or un-numbered Artist Proofs are sold for an end-of-edition price. Being customised or rare they are often  highly collectable.


Mick Rock Limited Edition
Legendary rock photographer Mick Rock is often referred to as ‘The Man Who Shot the Seventies’, for his iconic images of Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, etc. London born, he has resided in New York for the past 35 years. He has shot over 100 album covers.

All prints by Mick Rock are signed and printed in limited editions of 90 on Archival 260gsm Semi-Matt paper.


Limited Edition 25
A limited edition of 25 prints produced by the photographer. These prints are numbered and signed by the photographer.


Limited Edition 50
A limited edition of 50 prints produced by the photographer. These prints are numbered and signed by the photographer.


Limited Edition 120
A limited edition of 120 prints produced by the photographer. These prints are numbered and signed by the photographer.

Limited Edition 195
A limited edition of 195 prints produced by the photographer. These prints are numbered and signed by the photographer.


Limited Edition 500
A limited edition of 500 prints produced by the photographer. These prints are numbered and signed by the photographer or estate stamped.


 Rockarchive Open Edition
Rockarchive Open Editions are highly collectable unlimited editions. These are Giclée prints produced by hand in our London studio on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Prints are embossed with the distinctive Rockarchive logo, they are unnumbered and usually unsigned by the photographer. Certificates and care instructions are included.